The United Egg Producers announced that Dr. Patricia Hester will serve as the Chairperson of the UEP Scientific Advisory Committee for Animal Welfare, according to the most recent edition of United Voices, the UEP house circular.

Dr. Hester received a PhD in Poultry Physiology from North Carolina State University and has served on the faculty of Purdue University since 1976. She was elected as president of the Poultry Science Association in 2005, elected a fellow in 2009 and the recipient of a Poultry Welfare Research Award in 2010.